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Maine’s leading organic group has a new executive director

July 6, 2018

UNITY, Maine (AP) — One of the biggest and oldest state-level organic growing associations in the country has a new executive director who will start next month.

Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association says its new head will be Sarah Alexander, who will take over for the retiring Ted Quaday. The group says Alexander lives in Portland and has worked as a sustainable food systems advocate for more than 15 years.

Alexander also spent almost 10 years working at Food & Water Watch, an advocacy group based in Washington, D.C. She worked on campaigns about issues such as protecting organic standards. She will take over for Quaday on Aug. 13.

MOFGA got its start in 1971 and has about 11,000 members.

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